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Pemi Valley Bluegrass University
Pemi Valley's Bluegrass University is a set of seven beginner classes for adults and teens who want to get the right start, or review the fundamentals. These classes are hands-on, intensive learning
experiences, taught in a small group setting (between 3 and 9 students per class). The classes will be held at the festival on Saturday, 2 until 4:30 pm, and the cost for two-and-a-half hours of instruction is only $35. All you need to do is bring is an instrument, a chair and an earnest desire to learn!
The classes will be held at various locations throughout the festival, usually at the instructor's own campsite. To find your specific class location please plan to attend the Bluegrass University Preview on Friday at 6 pm and/or the Bluegrass University Meet & Greet on Saturday at 1 pm. Then be sure to arrive no later than 1:45 pm on Saturday so you can go with your teacher to the class location.
Preregistration is not required, but class size is limited and you can sign up for all classes beforehand or at the festival by e-mailing or calling Tony Watt at email@example.com or 615-330-6396.
Although each teacher will be addressing different topics, all teachers will be gearing their classes towards beginners and beginner/intermediate musicians. The teachers and classes for the 2016 Pemi Valley Bluegrass University are:
Please visit www.thebluegrassuniversity.com for further details
Below are ten questions and answers about Pemi Valley's Bluegrass University:
Q. What is The Bluegrass University?
A. Seven beginner classes, each two and a half hours of hands-on
instruction, for adults and teens. The classes are taught on Saturday
at the festival from 2 until 4:30 pm, and the cost is $35.
Q. Who are the teachers and who are the students?
A. See www.thebluegrassuniversity.com for class descriptions and
teacher bios. Although each teacher will be addressing different
topics, all teachers will be gearing their classes towards beginners
and beginner/intermediate musicians. These classes are geared towards
those who want to get the right start or review the fundamentals.
Q. Can I take more than one class?
A. No, unfortunately all of the classes are held at the same time on
Saturday from 2 until 4:30 pm. But all of the teachers have additional
availability, and we recommended you ask the teacher about other
options, such as a private lesson at another time.
Q. Where will the classes be held?
A. The classes will be held at various locations throughout the
festival, usually at the instructor's own campsite.
Q. How do I find the specific class location?
A. Come meet your teacher at the Bluegrass University Preview at 6 pm
on Friday and/or the Meet & Greet at 1 pm on Saturday. Then be sure to
arrive no later than 1:45 pm on Saturday so you can go with your
teacher to the class location.
Q. What are the Bluegrass University Preview and Bluegrass University
Meet & Greet?
A. Hour-long sessions meant to introduce you to the Bluegrass
University instructors and their classes. Please stop by and say
hello, and we can answer any questions you may have.
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. You need to bring an instrument and a chair, preferably a folding
(armless) chair. You should also bring $35 in cash or check made out
to your instructor.
Q. Do I need to preregister?
A. No, you can walk up as late as 1:45 pm on Saturday, but class size
is limited and preregistration is encouraged; you can preregister for
all classes by e-mailing me (Tony Watt) at firstname.lastname@example.org or
calling 615-330-6396. You can preregister beforehand or at the
Q. What are the limits on class size?
A. The class size is limited to 3 students minimum and 9 students
maximum. The maximum class size ensures that every student gets a
small group learning environment. Unfortunately teachers may not be
able to offer the class if there are less than 3 students. In that
case, we highly recommended you ask your teacher about other options,
such as a private lesson at the festival.
Q. Can I record the class?
A. Yes, you are welcome to make an audio recording of your class,
provided you agree not to post it on the internet or share it widely.
Video recording is not allowed without explicit permission from your
teacher. Some teachers may even record the class for you and send you
a copy later.
Must be a festival attendee with valid wrist band in order to participate. Download flyer here.